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Estimating Utility Values for Health States of Overweight and Obese Individuals using the SF-36

Kortt, Michael A; Clarke, Philip

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Objective: To use health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) data from the Australian 1995 National Health Survey to estimate the impact of obesity (as measured by body mass index or BMI) on utility and quality-adjusted life expectancy (QALE). Method: SF-36 responses from 12,661 individuals in the general population were transformed into utility values using the SF-6D algorithm developed by Brazier and colleagues. Separate regression analyses for males and females were used to examine the impact of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/84318
Source: Quality of Life Research
DOI: 10.1007/s11136-005-8027-6

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